The Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula (Russian: Полуостров Муравьёва-Амурского) is a peninsula
A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered by water on three sides but connected to mainland. In many Germanic and Celtic languages and also in Baltic, Slavic and Hungarian, peninsulas are called "half-islands"....
in the Peter the Great Gulf
Peter the Great Gulf
The Peter the Great Gulf is the largest gulf of the Sea of Japan adjoining the coast of Russia's Primorski Krai...
, which it subdivides into the Amur Bay
Amur Bay is a north western part of Peter the Great Gulf.Its length is 65 km, width is 10-20 km, and depth is approximately 20 m....
to the west and the Ussuri Bay
Ussuri Bay is a northern east part of Peter the Great Gulf.Its length is 67 km, a wide is 10–55 km, depth is approximately 40 m.Ussuri Bay is a popular recreation area in Primorsky Krai ....
to the east. It is approximately 30 km long and 12 km wide.
Named after Count Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky
Nikolay Nikolayevich Muravyov-Amursky was a Russian statesman and diplomat, who played a major role in the expansion of the Russian Empire into the Amur River basin and to the shores of the Sea of Japan.-Surname spelling:The surname Muravyov has also been transcribed as Muravyev or Murav'ev.-Early...
, the peninsula is the site of the city of Vladivostok
The city is located in the southern extremity of Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula, which is about 30 km long and approximately 12 km wide.The highest point is Mount Kholodilnik, the height of which is 257 m...
. The Eastern Bosphorus
Eastern Bosphorus is a strait that separates the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula and Russky Island, and connects Amur Bay and Ussuri Bay.The depth is up to 50 m...
separates the city and peninsula from the Russky Island
Russky Island is a Russian island off Vladivostok, in the Peter the Great Gulf, Sea of Japan. It is located about 9,334 kilometres east of Moscow. The Eastern Bosphorus separates the island from the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula....